Global Sourcing Specialist

Title:                           Global Sourcing Specialist
Reports to:               Vice President of Supply Chain
Location:                   Reno, Nevada
Pay Status:               Exempt
Pay Range:               Open, DOE
Revision Date:         March 2018


High Quality Organics ( is the largest wholesale provider of exclusively organic ingredients in North America. We source from over 60 countries and hand-select the highest quality organic ingredients. As we continue to grow, we are looking to expand our Supply Chain team with an experienced Global Sourcing Specialist. Preference will be given to candidates with extensive experience buying commodities, grains, herbs and spices.                                 

Purpose of Position – To assist and support the Supply Chain department in achieving functional and company goals

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifies and sources suppliers that meet HQO business requirements including cost, quality and delivery objectives
  • Negotiates both long-term agreements and individual transactions
  • Develops purchasing plans based upon MRP projections
  • Researches and procures special ingredients for new projects
  • Issues, reschedules and cancels purchase orders based upon company’s demands
  • Assists with collecting and preparing data used for the evaluation and selection of suppliers, carriers, and freight forwarders
  • Maintains all supplier qualification and certification documents
  • Coordinates shipping and scheduling requirements with various locations, freight carriers, freight consolidators, and freight forwarders
  • Verifies accuracy of invoices
  • Collects and logs data related to supplier performance
  • Prepares and transmits supplier performance scorecards on a periodic basis
  • Ensures supplier completion of all corrective actions
  • Ensures on-time deliveries of HQO purchase orders
  • Transmits open purchase order reports to HQO suppliers on a regular basis
  • Identify and resolve any discrepancies with open purchase orders
  • Interact with staff at all levels, and with groups of wide social, cultural, and educational diversity.
  • Prepares and presents performance reports for management review
  • All other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Supply Chain


  • Position reports to Vice President of Supply Chain
  • Internal Relationships: Significant interaction with Purchasing, Sales, Production, Receiving, Shipping, Quality, Accounting and Management Staff.
  • External Relationships: – Suppliers, carriers, freight forwarders,

Measures of Performance

  • Supplier and carrier on-time delivery
  • Inventory value and turns
  • Cost reduction
  • Supplier quality

Background and Skills

Minimum of 3 years experience with a history of success in an international purchasing environment. Experience buying commodities, grains, herbs and spices preferred.

  • Strong organizational, analytical and negotiation skills with ability to collect and prepare data
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven history of consistently meeting deadlines
  • Ability to succinctly exchange information in a formal meeting environment.
  • Works well as a self-motivating team player, who thrives in a fast paced, multi-tasking and results-oriented environment
  • Strong problem solving ability with personal and business maturity
  • Operates with a sense of urgency and consistently demonstrates the ability to prioritize workload
  • PC literacy (Excel, Word)

* This position may qualify for some relocation assistance

Hiqh Quality Organics is an Equal Opportunity Employer will not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law

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